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El Silencio Lodge & Spa

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Bajos del Toro 21203, Costa Rica
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London, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

El Silencio Lodge and Spa is really tucked away in the forests set in beautiful grounds with streams burbling through the property, a spa tucked away surrounded by trees, lovely common areas which housed the restaurant, bar and tv lounge. Our room was nicely appointed with a comfortable king bed and large seating area. The bathroom was a good size... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As my husband and I approached the Lodge, we were struck by the beautiful forest surrounding us. The weather changed dramatically as our car climbed up and up to reach El Silencio. We were met and given a delicious healthy welcome drink around the beautiful fire place in the main lodge. Our suite was just lovely, with a very large... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

They say immersing in nature fosters the deepest relaxation. Thanks for celebrating our location, food, and service with such enthusiasm. We hope to always offer an extraordinary and memorable experience. Please return soon! More 

romsey
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We wanted to stay in a cloud forest but did not want to be in an overly touristic area. Our agent recommend El Silencio and it absolutely fulfilled our expectations. The rooms were well designed and well appointed, with plenty of space and a good bathroom. Outside we had a large wooden veranda and a hot tub, which were both... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Costa Rica's cloud forests are a one of the country's hidden gems. Tranquil landscapes are perfect to enjoy lush scenery, magnificent bird species, and relaxing streams. We offer an intense relaxation experience that prompts a reconnection with nature, wellness, and inspiration. Please return very soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fabulous hotel. Our room was fantastic and the hot tub was an added bonus. Staff were very friendly and the extras like hot water bottles in the beds were lovely. Breakfast and dinner were very good. Lunch was unimaginable and overpriced ($20 for an average bowl of rice and beans with a bit of chicken thrown in). Don't bother with... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

We celebrate your visit and thank you for helping us guide our hospitality efforts. We are thrilled to have provided a lovely retreat with top-notch accommodations. Please don't hesitate to contact me with more details about your Mercadito experience. The goal is to let the traveler experience an authentic rural market, interacting with local farmers and shopkeepers as you shop... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights with another couple. Our stay was superb from check in to check out! Nothing was too much trouble for the lovely staff. The concierge Ronald was a delight and made us so very welcome. We loved our suite which was spacious and the hot tub was private and just want you... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

We would have loved it if you had stayed longer! Thank you so much for your heartfelt review. El Silencio Lodge & Spa is perfect to share with friends or family. From leisurely hikes to eco-thrills to a perfectly paired wine and dinner. Our two-bedroom Private Villas are ideally suited for privacy and comfort. Warm regards! More 

los angeles
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a tour of the Costa Rican National Parks, we were fortunate to spend two nights at El Silencio. What a delight. The setting is magnificent, the staff was warm, friendly and helpful and the food was excellent - each dish was artfully prepared and served. The spa treatments were a true gift - the massage and pedicure were the... More 

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Thank shiva707
MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for celebrating your favorite experiences at El Silencio Lodge & Spa. Treating our guests to a superb stay is our goal. Sharing our wonderful natural wonders and wellness treatments at Esencia Spa is a pleasure! More 

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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

El Silencio is a wonderful experience in the cloud forest. Our room near the stream had everything. Large room without side veranda rocking chairs please like it's great coffee in the room good large bath shower and personal Jacuzzi. Service at the restaurant was excellent and the food was fantastic. Property has three waterfalls lots of trails in the spectacular... More 

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Thank colbyk_12
MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Gracias! Costa Rica's cloud forest is certainly a hidden treasure, offering a unique experience that combines tranquility, beauty, and eco-adventure. Our enthusiastic regards! More 

Decatur, Texas
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our time to the El Silencio Lodge in March. We enjoyed the hikes on the property as well as the Catarata del Toro. Make sure you are prepared for the hike down and back up on this one. The food was spectacular at the restaurant. The people are very gracious at the resort. The... More 

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Thank 4FunTravelers76234
MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Saludos and thanks for keeping vivid memories of El Silencio Lodge & Spa. The March fireflies certainly bring out many enthusiastic smiles. Their tiny light dance is simply spectacular! Thanks for celebrating your experience and for detailing the favorite aspects of your stay. To reconnect and cherish nature is magical! More 

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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small special place, remote and upscale. I've resisted a 5 star review for two reasons: Firstly, we were met with bemusement by the gate guard and then reception staff, they had lost our fully-confirmed reservation and were not expecting us. All was quickly and smoothly sorted out, but had they been overbooked there would have been a... More 

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Thank David H
MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Gracias David for sharing the details of your experience. Thrilled to learn that your stay was marvelous and that it inspired a desire to extend your stay. Our sincere apologies for the communication mishap with your reservation. We have read your comments and have taken note to ensure that we take care of details. Please do return very soon! More 

Toronto
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at El Silencio for 3 nights. My husband and I appreciated the fact that children under 8 are not allowed as we were looking for a romantic getaway.The property is beautiful and the rooms feel very private. The porch is a fantastic place to relax and take in the lovely scenery. The hot tub was a nice touch,... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks Brian & Naomi! We are delighted to learn that you found in El Silencio Lodge & Spa the perfect place to reconnect with nature and relax. Our current facilities and services are geared to couples and families with older children. Expanding and diversifying our facilities to accommodate guests of all ages is on our minds. When we do so,... More 

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